Originally Posted by BroncoHauler
Because so many Land Rover owners take their $75K SUVs off road.
This feature is an absolute must-have so they can see all the wet leaves they are scaling on the drive between the gate and the mansion. (Apologies to Jeremy Clarkson for riffing on his line from a few years ago.)
But seriously, folks:
If you watch an F1 or IndyCar race, the on-board cameras on the roll hoops appear to have the camera inside a clear plastic cylinder. Every few seconds, the cylinder rolls up several degrees, revealing a clear view for the camera. I don't know exactly how they work, but I hypothesize that the plastic cylinder has some kind of washing/wiping system incorporated into them that allows the cylinder to keep rotating around for hours at a time.